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Mouse Trivia


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Mice are delightful little creatures and make marvelous pets.  Here are some fun facts you may not know about mice.  While we have made every effort to be accurate, this information is listed for entertainment purposes only.  Now on to the trivia. 

Did you know……


On average, a mouse’s tail is as long as its body.

The teeth on a mouse never stop growing.

If not worn down by daily gnawing and eating, a mouse’s teeth would grow up to 5 inches a year.

A mouse has 16 teeth.

The average full grown mouse weighs about 1 ounce.

Mice have been known to survive 12 foot drops without difficulty.

Mice can jump 12 inches vertically from a standstill.

Mice seldom wander father than 25 feet from their nests.

Mice usually begin breeding at 2 months of age.

Mice have 18 toes.

Mice tend to produce 6 to 10 litters of 9 to 12 pups a year.

Mice originated in Asia.

Mice arrived in the Americas in the 1500’s along with the Spanish explorers.

The word Mouse comes from an ancient Sanskrit word “Mus” which means “Thief”.

The average mouse will breath 163 times each minute.

A mouse’s tail has scales on it that help them climb.

The average female mouse will gestate for 20 days.

Baby mice open their eyes about 2 weeks after birth.

Mice can make their own vitamin C.

Male mice reach puberty in about 5 or 6 weeks.

The average mouse creates, on average, 80 droppings per day.

Mice have very poor vision.

Mice can travel while hanging upside down.

Mice need to eat 10% to 15% of their body weight every 24 hours.

A female mouse is called a doe.

A male mouse is called a buck.

Mice do not like cheese and it is not good for them.

Female mice give off less odor than male mice.

This Mouse Trivia web page in no way attempts to answer all questions or give specific advice.  There are many places online and veterinarian’s offices to get complete, expert advice. It is recommended that you consult several to get a good overall idea of what it is like to own mice before becoming a responsible mouse owner. 

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